calculating overtime

Hi, I work in Ohio. It is a salary position and includes overtime. I thought anything over 8 hours per day is overtime in increments of 15 minutes minimum per day, as long as I worked full 40 hour week. I am being told that I have to work 30 min per day for that days overtime to count. So basically I dont get paid if I only work up to 29 minutes extra per day. I would expect to get paid for at least a 15 min increment of that 29min. Is that allowed?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 5, 2007 11:59 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
Overtime is any time worked over 40 hours in a week

Overtime law says that you are entitled to overtime pay for the time worked in excess of 40 hours in a week. There is no minimum amount of time each day or week that you must work overtime.

If you only worked five minutes of overtime in a week, an employer might say that it does not keep track of time in less than .1 hour increments. However, if you are working 1/4 hours or more of overtime, it should count. Further, if you work 1/4 hours of overtime for five nights, you worked 1.25 hours of overtime.

If you cannot work this out with your employer, you might consider a complaint to the U.S. Department of Labor.



posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Jan 5, 2007 4:39 PM [EST]

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